View of atami
[ID] 210  ( ID:210 )
[Photographer] Ogawa,Kazumasa
[Album] Ogawa,Kazumasa (Album)
[Place] Atami
[Date] unknown
[Color] color
[Size] 269x206
[Cabinet] 5-34-0
[Keyword] view/hot springs/community/sea
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This shows the base of the Izu Peninsula surrounded by mountains in three directions to the south, west and north. The plain is said to be the mouth of a volcano which was located there. The name Atami ( "hot sea ") is derived from a hot water spring in the sea. Tokugawa Ieyasu bathed in these springs for the first time in 1597 and, it became a hot spa for warrior lords. After the mid- Edo era, it became popular among commoners, and many spa hotels were built with more than 20 hot springs in the village.